La Brea Tar Pits is a group of tar pits located in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California. These tar pits are one of the world’s most famous and important fossil sites, preserving thousands of specimens of extinct animals, plants, and insects from the last Ice Age.

The tar pits formed over tens of thousands of years as crude oil seeped up from underground, creating a sticky tar that trapped animals that came to drink from the pools of water that formed on the surface. The tar preserved the animals’ bones, teeth, and even some soft tissue, providing a remarkable glimpse into life in prehistoric Los Angeles.

Today, the La Brea Tar Pits are part of the Page Museum, which features a range of exhibits on the fossils and the history of the area. Visitors can also see excavations in progress, watch scientists at work in the fossil lab, and even touch some of the fossils themselves